Bhagat Publishes ‘Work Stress and Coping in the Era of Globalization’
For release: October 6, 2011
Dr. Rabi S. Bhagat, Professor in the Department of Management, has published his latest
of six books, “Work Stress and Coping in the Era of Globalization.” The book, which
will be released in November by the publishing group Taylor & Francis, was co-authored
by Terry Nelson, a Ph.D. student in Management at Fogelman College, and Dr. James
Segovis of Bryant University in Providence, R.I.
“Work Stress and Coping in the Era of Globalization” looks at how individuals experience
and deal with work stress in developed and developing countries throughout the world.
In it, Bhagat and his co-authors examine the nature of new kinds of stresses, pressures
and hassles that have emerged as countries of the world have become highly interconnected
due to globalization.
The book is based on Bhagat’s comprehensive studies on work life, including the changing
rhythms of professional life as a consequence of globalization in both advanced and
emergent economies. Its findings have practical implications for companies in the
Memphis area that have faced rising levels of insecurity due to layoffs. “These layoffs
can take place and indeed do take place due to global market-related pressures for
outsourcing and offshoring,” Bhagat said.
Bhagat, who came to Fogelman in 1990, has published other titles including “Handbook
of Culture, Organizations, and Work,” and “Management Across Cultures.” His research
is focused in several areas: cross-cultural variations in all aspects of organizational
behavior, theory and international management; development of a global mindset; human
stress and cognition in the era of globalization; knowledge management and technology
transfer; and significance of leadership in developing countries.